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Artificial Intelligence

This A.I. Chatbot Will Get Revenge on Email Scammers For You

Bothered by spam and phishing emails? This bot can waste months of a spammer's time, and produces some hilarious results... and you can use it for …

Identity Theft

New algorithm helps turn low-resolution images into detailed photos, ‘CSI’-style

Anyone who has ever worked with image files knows that, unlike the fictional world of shows like <i>CSI</i>, there’s no easy way to take a low-resolution …

Machine Learning

Illuminate your TV or workspace with SYLVANIA’s Connect Light Strip for $47

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Amazon offers the SYLVANIA Smart+ LED Connect Flex Light Strip for <b>$46.99 shipped</b>. That’s a $23 savings off the original price, …

Bill Gates says even he doesn't understand the math behind quantum computing, the next big thing in tech

At the Microsoft Ignite conference today, CEO Satya Nadella laid out the company's vision for quantum computing, highlighting the potential for using these mega-powerful computers to find cures for cancer, solve climate change, and generally find answers to otherwise impossible questions.<p>However, …

Quantum Computing

Microsoft launches new machine learning tools

Microsoft, just like many of its competitors, has gone all in on machine learning. That emphasis is on full display at the company’s Ignite conference this where, where the company today announced a number of new tools for developers who want to build new A.I. models and users who simply want to …

Machine Learning

Microsoft and Facebook just laid a 160-terabits-per-second cable 4,100 miles across the Atlantic

Enough bandwidth to stream 71 million HD videos at the same time<p>Microsoft, Facebook, and the telecoms infrastructure company Telxius have announced the completion of the highest capacity subsea cable to ever cross the Atlantic Ocean. The cable is capable of transmitting 160 terabits of data per …

Seafloor

Intel Begins Making Chips That Resemble The Brain

Intel is beginning to experiment with so-called neuromorphic chips that attempt to more closely resemble how a real brain functions.<p>Coming out of the chip giant’s research lab, the new chip, dubbed the Intel Loihi test chip, consists of 128 computing cores. Each core has 1,024 artificial neurons, …

Artificial Intelligence

Harri Valpola dreams of an internet of beautiful AI minds

Harri Valpola dreams of an internet of minds. “It will look like one huge brain from our perspective,” he says, “in much the same way that the …

Artificial Intelligence

Autonomous is a sharp thriller about robotic freedom and patent piracy

From io9 founding editor Annalee Newitz<p>This spring, genealogy service Ancestry.com was accused of secretly claiming rights to users’ DNA sequences. The company quickly changed its policy, denying any wrongdoing. But it was only the latest reminder of broadly companies can “own” information like …

Intellectual Property

Twilio Studio – now anyone can build a voicemail and messaging app

Twilio Studio is a new drag-and-drop visual editor that opens up the communications platform to non-developers when building voicemail and messaging …

Messaging